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How to get rid of depression?I was diagnosed with severe depression and borderline bipolar disorder two years ago and put on 2 different types of medication, neither of which worked. I used to self harm and have suicidal thoughts daily. It seems to come intensely and then ease up, but definitely still be there, and then hit me again, even harder than the last time. I am having thoughts about cutting and suicide lately, and I don't want to. Unfortunately, I am 16 and 11 weeks pregnant so I cannot be on any antidepressants. The pregnancy could be making the depression worse, but it just seems like it is a never-ending cycle of depression...How can I get it to end without hurting myself, others, or my baby? I've had many more thoughts here lately and the only thing stopping me from doing it is knowing that I wouldn't just be ending my life, but my child's life as well...Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Depression is aversion to something in life that is happening right here and now. My suggestion is to start a depression notebook. Write a few pages in it every morning and night exploring your depression. Start approaching your feelings head on. It will be painful at first but the depression is likely to clear up. You're depressed because there are stuck feelings inside you.
I know how your feeling, I sufferd from deepression for ages because all the relationships I've been in were so bad I got cheated used led on, constantly time after time, you need to find things that make you! Happy anything seeing your friends being round family always keep yourself occupied because if you don't your going to sit there and think about it, especially at night make sure you have a good sleeping pattern too I wouldn't take antis, I've heard they make it worse but if you ever wanna talk about something add me on facebook, jake midwinter :)
Dear just seek help from your God,I know it is easy to say others be calm and patient but the one who suffers know better but still I would like to say think about that person u love the most or about ur baby dear who gonna come into this world very soon stop thinking about others if somebody has hurt u or whatever just think about urself not others then you'll be very happy by the grace of God.
Hi well first of all posting your question was a big and brave thing to do so well dine for doing that. Second I really think you need to speak to your Gp and he/she will point you in the right direction. Also why not see if there are any clubs or groups you could join like a self help club in your area. Any contact with other people is really a good thing for you at the moment. If it helps to unleash,vent or just have someone to talk to my emails firstname.lastname@example.org .Keep strong your get there and you'll make a great mother. Take care
Learn dialectical therapy, you can get books on this from your library. Take fish oil supplements and ground flaxseed.
Fascinating. I am pretty darned sure that the DSM says you cannot diagnose a child with a personality disorder. So that borderline diagnosis is BOGUS. For self harm and parasuicidal behaviors, DBT is the treatment of choice - dialectical behavior therapy. Look into it. It's a serious commitment to do this program. You can also google "distress tolerance skills" and read up on it, but I recommend the course. I will also give you my self-help resources. These things have all worked for me. I have severe bipolar for which meds did not work (made it worse, for many years) and also PTSD from child sexual abuse, which therapy DID help that, quite a bit. If that's the case with you, therapy will help!! If if doesn't, you got the wrong therapist, so try another one. Generic Practical Depression tips (PRINT THEM OUT): The library has self-help books on depression. Many meds cause or worsen depression, including birth control, blood pressure, pain, acne, antipsychotic, anxiety (benzos) or sleeping medications, alcohol, illicit drugs and MANY others. Hypothyroidism mimics depression . Too little sleep, or sleep disorders like sleep apnea, or interrupted sleep (crying baby, barking dog) can cause depression. If your depression is worse in winter, use a light box (10,000 Lux (light intensity) at about 20” - about $300 online, you don't need full spectrum, Sunray is a good brand). I have extra windows, painted the walls peach & yellow & have a skylight. There's a link to a cheaper lightbox & more info at psycheducation.org. Also you can try 1000 to 2000 IU of Vitamin D in winter. It may work, or may be placebo treatment. Try meditation like progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery. See The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne. Free 15 minute guided imagery at healthjourneys.com and many free meditations at youtube. Go out with friends, & if you don't have any, join a club e.g. hobby club, bowling league & MAKE yourself go. “Isolating” makes depression worse! Exercise 1/2 hour a day, & anytime you feel depressed or anxious. LOTS OF RESEARCH SUPPORTS THIS as the most effective depression treatment of all. Insomnia?: Go to bed & get up the same time each day, even weekends. Don't use your bedroom to watch TV, read or use the computer. Don't do stuff that revs you up before bed, like exercising & using the computer. Light from computer screens & TV wakes you up. Blue light is the worst offender – dim the lights and use an old-fashioned incandescent bulb the last hour. Make the bedroom very dark, even cover up the clock. Mask disturbing sounds with a fan or try soundsleeping.com or youtube, etc. Avoid caffeine after noon. Put colorful, happy things around the house. Do nice things for yourself. Make a list of things that make you happy, like: bread fresh from the oven, the crisp sound of a saltine cracker breaking, fresh sheets on the bed, touching frost on the windowpane, etc. Read that list when you are down. Use comforting scents. I like vanilla & cloves. Work on time management if you are overwhelmed. Cut back on other responsibilities so you can spend more time with friends & family. Ask for help with chores. Spend more time with your pet, if you have one. DON'T listen to sad music! Listen to upbeat stuff- same with movies & novels. DISTRACT yourself. Read a novel, watch a comedy, go out with friends, play cards or a video game, whatever keeps your mind busy. Volunteer. Helping others makes you feel better about yourself & you make a difference, too. If you are religious, your religion may help keep you involved in the community. Put a half-smile on your face. Changing your expression is proven to help change mood. Try free computerized cognitive behavioral therapy at moodgym.anu.edu.au. Also, if you have an abuse history, it is likely to be a major cause of your depression. If suicidal (not just “suicidal ideation,” but you are impulsive or have a plan), find a community hospital with inpatient behavioral health (yellow pages). Don't call 911 unless you have hurt yourself, because the police come.
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